For years we share our worries about the growing dominance of
proprietary cloud platforms, such as Google Drive and so on. We are
worried about the manipulation of users for commercial or electoral
reasons. And while the Free Software Movement has brought forward very
powerful and freely replicable tools, still many people and
organisations rely on the corporate platforms.
CommonsCloud is an online collaborative platform, an alternative to
these proprietary software platforms, but respectful with privacy and it
doesn’t commercialise your data. The ambition of the CommonsCloud
project is to offer an alternative under the control of its users,
replicable as free software and well documented. This is collaborative
web applications to edit, store and share documents, agendas, manage
projects and facilitate debate and decision-making. The way we do this
is through an alliance of collectives committed to free software and
digital sovereignty, building on the best web applications that are
already out there and bring them together in a user-friendly environment
where people help each other, enhance their awareness regarding the
power of self-governance and sovereignty.
CommonsCloud is already running in beta, but in order to improve it, we
invite people willing to contribute and/or to be part of this ambitious
effort, to join us in the campaign at Goteo:
During the session at Barcelona Free Software we will introduce the
problematics of current experiences, the way CommonsCloud tries to
address them and discuss how we can make it better.